Speculating on the Future of Graphic Design in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Cook, Robyn and Sekyeong, Kwon (2019) Speculating on the Future of Graphic Design in the Age of Intelligent Machines. In: Beyond Intelligence: Desform 2019, 9-11 October 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Abstract / Summary

Machine learning is set to have a profound impact on the graphic design industry in the near future. Despite its proximity, graphic design education and practice are largely sidelined from participating in the highly scientized spheres of computational aesthetics and applied image processing. Within this context, designer Sekyeong Kwon sought to make visible some of the cultural and practical implications of AI-powered design, from a graphic design perspective. The resulting practice-led project, Michael Barnes, falls within the subfield of adversarial design, and seeks to provoke contestation and debate around automation in design. The following short paper briefly sketches out the current graphic design landscape in relation to emerging technologies; outlines Michael Barnes; and explores a number of issues raised by the project including questions around (inter alia) aesthetics, authorship, and representation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Arts > Graphic Arts
Courses by Department: The School of Communication Design > Graphic Design
Depositing User: Robyn Cook
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:40
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 15:40
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3484


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